Sian (Xi'an; 108.95E 34.28N) is a city in central China. Nearby coal mines produced about 400,000 tons a year during the Pacific War. This represented a small part of China's production, but a large fraction of its reserves.

When war broke out in the Pacific, Sian was headquarters of 1 War Area. There was an airfield near the city that was used by P-51 Mustangs of 312 Fighter Wing from November 1944 to February 1945. However, Chiang's chief concern about the city was that it might be seized by Chinese Communists.

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Craven and Cate (1952; accessed 2011-6-30)

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